Tabriz to Shiraz — Sarah Pannell

Tabriz to Shiraz — Sarah Pannell

Thanks to everyone who came down and made the opening reception for Sarah Pannell’s Tabriz to Shiraz a very special one.

For those who missed out on seeing the exhibition, the gallery will be open Friday to Sunday, 11am - 5pm until May 5. We will be closed this weekend for the public holidays.

Tabriz to Shiraz is the debut book project by Melbourne-based photographer Sarah Pannell. The publication draws on a vibrant series of photographs taken during her travels through Iran in 2016 and 2017, which saw her navigate vast stretches of the country. On her first visit, she travelled from the capital, Tehran, north to Qazvin and west to Tabriz, south to Isfahan and Shiraz, and east to Kerman and Yazd, while on her second trip she explored regions such as the Gilan Province, which borders the Caspian Sea, and Kurdistan in the mountainous region bordering Iraq.

Beyond that of a mere travelogue, the book assumes a position that flits between the poetic, intimate, incisive and playful in its un-layering of contemporary Iran’s visual, cultural and architectural languages and subjectivities. Across photographic modes spanning portraiture, landscape, architecture and impromptu formalism, Pannell offers a series of vantages on a place that proves at once familiar, foreign and happily jarring in its multiplicity.

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The publication is now available for purchase online and in store at Hillvale, as well as for the duration of the exhibition at the gallery.


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